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JCU’s Aquaculture Project Makes A Splash

Townsville’s James Cook University is the epicentre of burgeoning aquaculture research to develop innovative solutions and potential projects that are expected to make the industry boom. The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is establishing Townsville as a hub of innovation, worldwide research, and growth, with aquaculture production in the Northern Australia expected […]

Record Sales Boost Real Estate Market

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Real estate agents are known for being optimistic. As a profession, they’re a glass half full group of people. It’s just the way they are!  However, BDmag wasn’t sure whether Damien Keyes, of Keyes and Co Property, would be able to maintain an optimistic outlook when asked about the property market, post COVID-19. Happily, optimism […]

Grants Build Demand After Lockdown

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Builders who have been dramatically affected by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are looking ahead with optimism, particularly as government grants stimulate house and land sales. John Plozza, from Proview Homes, says that with display homes closed and people in lockdown, his business was severely suppressed.  “We didn’t sign a contract for four months, which for us […]

Expert Help Key to Online Success

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Many small business owners lack the time or knowledge, or both, to effectively harness the power of social media to engage with customers and generate new business. Robyn Cuffe from Townsville Blinds and Awnings was struggling to use their Facebook account to its full potential and realised they were missing opportunities. Now quality sales leads […]

No Longer Pirates of the Coral Sea

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When 20-year-old Regan Leatch temporarily moved from Sydney to Townsville in 2017 with the intention of renovating and selling an investment property, he never could have predicted that within two years he would be one of Queensland’s youngest Real Estate Principal Licensees and owner of a property management agency. “I moved to Townsville because my […]

Nourishing Her Business

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When Shelley Grainger was forced to step back and diversify her business, not only did it herald the start of a significant growth period, but put her in a much better position to trade throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Since starting with a small market stall in 2013, Nourishing Bites has established a loyal following of […]

Easing of Restrictions Welcomed By Hospitality Sector

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The recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions across Queensland has seen many businesses within the hospitality sector reopen their doors to the public. Yesterday’s announcement from the Queensland Premier to introduce Stage 2 easing of restrictions a fortnight earlier has meant that as of midday today, there is an increase to 20 patrons allowed to dine […]

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When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, IT support company ADITS’ marketing calendar was wiped, with training events and other campaigns cancelled. Marketing Manager, Shannon Willcox had been listening to podcasts to gain insight into how other businesses were approaching the pandemic, when she had her lightbulb moment and realised they could create their […]

A Message To Townsville Businesses During COVID-19

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To those businesses who are hurting, we see you.  To those doing well, keep going, we need you to inspire us.  For those who are resting, come back refreshed.  To the leaders who are doing their best for their teams, look after yourselves too.  It might be hard to see it when you’re in the […]

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A network of local support was the key ingredient for a speciality cake-decorator keeping her business open during the lockdown. Over the space of a few days Laura Dawson, from Cute as a Cupcake, lost over eighty-five percent of her business when all large gatherings, including weddings, were banned due to COVID-19 restrictions. Laura’s primary […]